Drones are Saving Lives as Next Advancement in Public Safety Technology

While consumer drones get the splashy and sometimes overblown headlines, the technology is quickly being embraced by cities across the United States for applications ranging from firefighting to search and rescue.

Orange County Fire Rescue aims to use drones to save lives

Orange County Fire Rescue took its first step toward using unmanned aircraft in its work this week when county commissioners approved its request to apply for authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones.

Drone helps Coral Springs firefighters battle flames at Dollar Tree store

New drone technology helped Coral Springs firefighters get control of a fire over the weekend at a Dollar Tree store.

Heat-Seeking Drones Could Reduce Fire Deaths

When firefighters were quelling the last of Oakland’s catastrophic Ghost Ship warehouse fire on the morning of December 3, they used a relatively new tool: an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone.

Bellevue Fire Company using a drone

A drone is the latest and greatest piece of equipment that members of the Bellevue Fire Company say will save first responders valuable time and save lives in the process. The question is why spend money on a drone and not another piece of traditional life saving equipment? Bellevue Asst. Fire Chief Gabe Casucci says, "It's awesome to have for search and rescue, brush fires, and helps our guys find where we need to get to."

LaPorte Fire Department trains with drone to help save lives

It's buzzing around La Porte and it could help save lives. A new drone could make a big difference fighting and investigating fires. It gives first responders an aerial view to see almost anything and everything.. LaPorte's fire chief Andy Snyder says technology like this can keep people and firefighters safe in dangerous situations.